A matriculated student, also known as an enrolled student, is an individual who has been formally admitted to an educational institution, such as a college or university, and has completed the necessary enrollment requirements.
Matriculation involves completing the application process, meeting admission criteria, and being accepted into a specific degree program or course of study.
Matriculated students are officially recognized as members of the educational institution and have the right to participate in academic activities, access educational resources, and receive academic support.
In contrast, non-matriculated students, also known as non-degree or visiting students, take courses without pursuing a formal degree program.
Matriculated students typically work toward completing degree requirements, earn credits toward graduation, and receive academic advising to ensure they are on track to meet their educational goals.